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2e, Gifted, Homeschooling, Secular

Secular Homeschool Rising: 5 More Homeschooling Truths

I recently read an article entitled "Homeschooling on the rise as concerns about public schools grow" by Diana Alvear of FOX 46 Charlotte posted on February 9, 2019. Major news station aside, plenty of truth can be found here. To supplement my previous post, 5 Homeschooling Tips: Truths from My Homeschooling Journey, here are five… Continue reading Secular Homeschool Rising: 5 More Homeschooling Truths

2e, Gifted

Infographic: What Giftedness Really Looks Like

In a previous post, I shared a few of my experiences with others and my twice-exceptional son. I got a request to expand on that topic by pointing out a few learning disabilities that can mask giftedness. Before I do that though, I thought it best to list some of the behaviors and characteristics you may… Continue reading Infographic: What Giftedness Really Looks Like

2e, Gifted, Homeschooling

5 Homeschooling Tips: Truths from My Homeschooling Journey

Whoever said homeschooling is a journey hit the nail on the head. Going into it, I hadn't a clue what I was doing or what it was really like. Sure, I'd researched the logistics, chosen my curriculum, read all the blogs, and talked to several people. But not even my thorough investigation into the homeschooling… Continue reading 5 Homeschooling Tips: Truths from My Homeschooling Journey

2e, Gifted, Homeschooling

I’m Not (fill in the blank), I’m Gifted

Real Life The dentist asks my seven-year-old son what grade he's in, and he stares at the wall behind her, wondering what she means exactly. Does she mean what grade level am I on, and if so, which subject? Should I say I'm homeschooled? Why does she want to know? Does she even know what… Continue reading I’m Not (fill in the blank), I’m Gifted

Opinion, Writing

Said vs. Stated: Irritating Nuances of Language Usage

In my former legal assistant profession, I dealt with many shades of people--some so colorful they would make a rainbow appear drab. These same people were usually the ones who used language that grated on my nerves. Let me clarify. I'm not specifically talking about precise use of language ("smart" vs. "intelligent" vs. "clever"). Yes,… Continue reading Said vs. Stated: Irritating Nuances of Language Usage

Homeschool, Opinion

Secular Christian Homeschooling: It’s My Thing

Secular Christian Homeschooling--that's really a thing? I have no idea. But if not, consider me revolutionary. I am a Christian. However, I also believe in separation of religion and education (or, if you prefer, "church and state," but since I no longer adhere to the state-run educational system, maybe that's not so accurate). Specifically in… Continue reading Secular Christian Homeschooling: It’s My Thing

Homeschool, Opinion

Ditch the Deviations

I'm so over purveyors of popular penny-pinching perfectionist ploys. I've been reading all the blogs. I subscribe to all the newsletters. You know the ones. Do this and your kids will be healthy, perfect angels who don't spaz out on sugar crack, and your skin and hair will be shiny and luxurious, and your home… Continue reading Ditch the Deviations

Author Q&A, Writing, Writing Tips

Author Q&A: Audrey Wick on FINDING TRUE NORTH

As promised, below is my first author Q&A with Audrey Wick on her book, Finding True North. Thank you again, Audrey! Hi, Stacie! It’s such a pleasure to be a guest on your blog. I’ve always enjoyed our chats about books and writing, and now your blog audience gets to peek into one of our… Continue reading Author Q&A: Audrey Wick on FINDING TRUE NORTH